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English noun: apostle

1. apostle (person) an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform

SamplesAn apostle of revolution.

Broader (hypernym)believer, truster

2. Apostle (person) any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people

SynonymsApostelic Father

Broader (hypernym)Christian

Instance hyponymApostle of the Gentiles, Apostle Paul, Luke, Mark, Patrick, Paul, Paul the Apostle, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick, Saint Paul, Saul, Saul of Tarsus, St. Luke, St. Mark, St. Patrick, St. Paul

3. Apostle (person) (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel

Broader (hypernym)adherent, Christian, disciple

Instance hyponymAndrew, doubting Thomas, James, John, John the Divine, John the Evangelist, Judas, Judas, Judas Iscariot, Jude, Levi, Matthew, Peter, Saint Andrew, Saint Andrew the Apostle, Saint James, Saint James the Apostle, Saint John, Saint John the Apostle, Saint Jude, Saint Matthew, Saint Matthew the Apostle, Saint Peter, Saint Peter the Apostle, Saint Thomas, Simon, Simon Peter, Simon the Canaanite, Simon the Zealot, Simon Zelotes, St. Andrew, St. James, St. James the Apostle, St. John, St. John the Apostle, St. Jude, St. Matthew, St. Matthew the Apostle, St. Peter, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Simon, St. Thomas, Thaddaeus, Thomas, Thomas the doubting Apostle

Domain categoryNew Testament

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